Vietnamese and the lesson I keep on learning

Every few months my body tells me to slow down. Every time it surprises me. This time not only did it surprise me (when I twisted my ankle on my hike with a girlfriend) but my reaction surprised me too.  I rested.     Nikki. Me and Beacon. With a 600 year old redwood.  I learned…

Water

It’s been over 20 years since I started drinking bottled water. While I struggle with the concept of having my water sit in plastic before I drink it, versus it being room temperature and tasting not so delicious, I figure I do what is best for me. Note: I don’t drink bottled water cause I…

30 Days of Yoga – The Lessons

Today marked my 30th day of yoga. The majority of my classes were hot and the majority took place at Moksha Yoga East Vancouver.  I had one pivotal class at Moksha Kelowna where the entire time I was dripping with sweat it felt as though the instructor was talking to me. He kept reminding me…

Self Care

Hello my friends! Oh how I’ve missed you. Hence the title of this post! When you see self care what comes to mind for you? How would you explain it to someone? What do you do for self care? As you know I have been on a mission to change my body inside and out….

Another Goal CRUSHED!

This past weekend my family and I ran our second (my sis in laws first) half marathon. I got to spend 5 days with them which doesn’t happen that often and we had a blast.  Last year I barely made it across the finish line if it weren’t for my parents and of course I…

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake & Garlic Sauce Chicken

Hello! I missed you guys and I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. Things have been crazy and I’ve been so focused on my half marathon training and then was on a beautiful holiday for two weeks. It’s really no excuse but here I am and that’s all that matters! Update: I have lost 26 lbs…

Tired All the Time?

Ironically on two separate occasions the issue of “feeling tired all the time” came up. This is a feeling that I am not completely familiar with.  While I take my B vitamins (B100 and B12) iron because I’m deficient, have a coffee in the morning and often a green tea in the afternoon, I attribute…

Tejano Carnes Guisada – Beef Tacos

This weekend was wonderful! I got some exercise, saw one of my dearest friends marry the man of her dreams and whipped up a few goodies in the kitchen.     Wedding guests, who are well dressed and certainly classy! I saw a friend this afternoon and she said she was going to make steaks for…

Summer Salad 

Originally posted on Here's to Butter:
Ok so I clearly have a think for Mexican flavours. I just can’t eat enough cilantro, especially in the summer time.? Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends and checking out Thunderbird (Tbird) Showpark.?It’s pre-wedding day and had to get the Farm looking good…

Summer Salad 

Ok so I clearly have a thing for Mexican flavours. I just can’t eat enough cilantro, especially in the summer time.  Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends and checking out Thunderbird (Tbird) Showpark. It’s pre-wedding day and had to get the Farm looking good for the big day tomorrow for my…